Ford CEO To Drive To Washington, D.C. For Not-A-Bailout HearingsS

Finally aware of how bad the not-so-Big Three looked for flying to D.C. for the previous round of "bridge loan" hearings in fancy corporate jets, Ford promises CEO Alan Mullally will be taking a car for the eight-hour trip to Washington, D.C. for the next round of talks. There's no word yet on which Ford product he'll drive, leading to the inevitable question: what will Mullally drive to D.C.?

We're pretty sure it won't be a Volvo and, to be fair, we don't know if Mullally will be driving himself. Our best guess is Mullally will take a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which allows the company to show off an attractive, fuel-efficient vehicle people may actually want to buy and that supposedly will get 5 MPG more than the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Additionally, it's a lot more comfortable for a long trip than a Fiesta.

Remember, this follows mere hours after GM received more negative attention for trying to shut down public tracking of their leased jets in an attempt to avoid more negative attention. We're not sure how GM or Chrysler will be traveling to D.C., but we're hoping it's in coach.

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